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Ice, Ice, Baby!

Posted by grizzlymedia on March 12, 2008

Spy Guy

“Spy Guy” by Zuri, Lauren, Fabio, Jordan, and Navin

Frankenstein’s Monster

“Frankenstein Monster”  by ET, Carlie, Kyndall, Ben S., and Jordan D.

Tape Art 5

“Rocket Man” by Jonathan N., Donevan D., Greg H., Zach M.

Tape Art 4

“Death by Vanity” by Nicole P., Trianna B., Lauren N., and Brittney R.

Tape Art 3

“Marry Me?” Kelsey S., Megan L., Haley P., and James K.

Tape Art 2

“Elasticity” by Miranda E., Lindsey T., Shannon S., and Nikki K.

Tape Art 1

“Maria Chillin'” by Maria, Kortnee, Portia, Sarah, and Heather

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the coolest art teacher of them all? It has got to be our own Ms. McCloskey. And her art students. This week, their contribution is three-dimensional tape sculpture. Check out their first three fabulous contributions. For more information on tape sculpture, and instructions on how to create your own, you can go to TapeSculpture.org. OK, you know that they’re not using live objects in the website’s demonstrations, right? Don’t try taping up live babies to make a sculpture. That is a DOLL, not a baby. Real babies do not survive taping. Our students used members of their group as molds for their creations, and they did a fantastic job! Kudos to all our great Creekview artists, and Ms. McCloskey, the world’s greatest art teacher!

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Proof That Europeans Could Possibly Be Cooler Than We Are

Posted by grizzlymedia on February 29, 2008

Goldberg

When was the last time you saw a really cool American website advertising their products? Well, here is a just-for-fun website from a company called Hema in the Netherlands. You can enjoy it for Leap Day today (or any day, for as long as it’s up!). The products on the website are set up after the manner of Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist who received the 1948 Pulitzer prize. Goldberg was known for his Rube Goldberg machines, complex machines that performed simple tasks in ridiculous ways. Visit your library to read more about Rube or other artists and cartoonists!

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We Love Our Cool New Collage Scan Art

Posted by grizzlymedia on February 13, 2008

My Scrapblog

I was so inspired by Ms. McCloskey’s art classes that I decided to try my hand at some art myself. Sadly, I have zero artistic ability. Unsadly, the folks at Scrapblog have tons of it, just waiting for me to borrow. It works like the scrapbooking you do by hand with all the cute stickers and frames and letters and “stuff” you can add to your pictures to make them cooler, but it is way easier and faster. Well, in theory, at least. I had a few glitches in posting mine to WordPress, but the second time I tried, it posted quickly and beautifully! You just select a background, import the pictures you want to add from Flickr or your computer, drag and drop the aforementioned extra “stuff” into your scrapbook page (or delete any of the stuff you don’t like from the page), save your final copy, and post to your blog, MySpace, FaceBook, or zillions of other websites. OK, maybe not zillions, but several, which is almost as good as a zillion. If you can’t count.

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Collage Scan Art

Posted by grizzlymedia on January 31, 2008

Ms. McCloskey’s art students recently created super cool collage scan art which is now on display outside the media center. Be sure to drop by the media center to see the art displayed outside the main library entrance.

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